Distilled Water for Hair Care
There are so many uses for distilled water, but you may not have thought of using distilled water for hair washing and rinsing. If you would like your hair to look shinier
and healthier, we highly recommend using distilled water instead of your regular tap water. Distilled water is pure and free from any hard mineral build up or harsh
chemicals like chlorine. This makes distilled water an excellent addition to your hair care regimen.
How to Wash Your Hair with Distilled Water
The first step is to distill some water, and we recommend using one of our made in the USA water distillers. An automatic water distiller like the Midi Classic or
Mega Classic provides enough water for a family of four to use for drinking, cooking, and hair washing. With a manual countertop water distiller, like the Mini Classic CT,
you will need to make more than a gallon of distilled water a day if one intends to use about one gallon for hair care.
How Much Distilled Water Do I Need to Wash My Hair?
If you have short hair or only use shampoo and not a conditioner, your water needs will be significantly less. However, long hair will require more water, and of course,
if you intend to condition your hair, you will likely need double the initial amount. If one is careful not to use too much shampoo or conditioner, you will probably
use less than a gallon of distilled water to wash your hair. A lot of people make the mistake of using too much shampoo or conditioner. You really only need a small
amount of each.
Steps to Washing Your Hair with Distilled Water
- Collect your distilled water.
- Warm your distilled water in a large pot, but take care not to make it too hot. If you do, let it cool before using it. Normal bathwater is about 98 to 100 degrees
- Take your pot and pour some water into a container that is easier to manage while washing your hair. You might want to put the water into a large bowl of some kind and
have a cup that you can scoop water with, or perhaps you would like to use something with a small pour spout.
- Shampoo your hair with a natural shampoo if possible. Did you know you can make shampoo with distilled water? We’ve included a recipe below. The type of shampoo you
select can make a big difference in your hair’s health.
- Rinse your hair with distilled water.
- If using conditioner, use a small amount and then rinse that out with distilled water as well.
- Pat your hair gently to dry. We recommend not using a hairdryer for the best results.
- Brush your hair gently with a brush that doesn’t tug at it. If your hair is longer, start at the ends so as not to pull on it or create knots. You might only really
need a very wide-toothed comb.
- Consider not washing your hair daily to preserve the natural oils in your hair.
Natural Shampoo Recipe with Distilled Water
Natural shampoo can be fun to make, and you might even save some money and some wear and tear on the environment at the same time. Here is a basic one that we think most
people would like.
- 16 oz BPA free or glass bottle with cap (one that has a little hole is helpful to pour shampoo). Glass bottles with a pump are a great option.
- 1/2 cup distilled water
- 1/2 cup unscented liquid castile soap
- 1 tsp of jojoba oil
- ½ tsp or a few drops of essential oil for scent (optional) Essential oil ideas: peppermint, lavender, chamomile, lemon, orange, rosemary, coconut, jasmine, rose, sandalwood,
vanilla, tea tree, or patchouli oil. Note: do NOT get peppermint soap in your eyes and always use caution not to use essential oils.
- 1/2 cup Aloe Vera gel (if moisture is needed)
- Gently shake or stir before use
The main reason that distilled water is the best water for your hair is that it does not contain any minerals like magnesium or calcium like hard water does. Hard water
leaves deposits on your faucets, glassware, and yes, even on your hair. To keep your hair shiny and natural-looking for years to come, switch to distilled water and wait
for the compliments to roll in!
Have your own supply of distilled water with one of our manual countertop water distillers or our fantastic automatic water distillers. Distilled water can be used for
clean, fresh drinking water, ice, cooking, baby formula, plants, pets, for irons, humidifiers, and much more. Say no to bottled water and plastic waste and protect yourself
and your family from known and unknown contaminants.
With a capacity of approximately 3 liters per three and one-half hour cycle, this manually filled distiller is perfect for a single user, renters or a small family.
It’s also perfect for use in a camper or RV, or taken to a second home for distilled water enjoyment away from home.
The Midi Classic Automatic Water Distiller has the capacity to make one gallon of distilled water every three and one-half hours and is the ideal unit for a family or
small business. This distiller holds approximately five gallons of pure water in its stainless steel holding tank.
If you desire the ultimate in convenience and faster production, the Mega-Classic Automatic Water Distiller is perfect for you! It produces 12 gallons of distilled water per day and
is equipped with a 10 storage tank.
More Uses of Distilled Water
Learn how to make distilled water at home on your stove top and about our distilled water machines that can make this process as easy as a push of a button
or simply turning on the tap.
Pediatricians and formula makers recommend using distilled water for baby formula because it is clean and free of possible contaminants like lead, pesticides,
bacteria, viruses, nitrates, and more. The damage from ingesting these toxins can lead to lifelong health problems, or in extreme cases, death.
Are you tired of cleaning moldy smelling or crusty humidifiers? Use distilled water for humidifiers instead. There is simply no better water to use to get clean
vapor mist into your home, bedroom, or office.